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Gunmen kill another youth in Lagos Island

By Newsdesk

The ongoing clash between youths of Okepopo and Onola in Lagos Island has continued with another youth identified as Ike (plastic), allegedly killed by some gunmen suspected to be youths from Onola.

It was gathered that despite presence of Special Anti-robbery squad and Lagos State Special Taskforce on special offences in Lagos Island, the youth struck, leaving residents to scamper for safety.

Residents disclosed that Ike was shot on the head by a five-man gang at about 8.11pm yesterday at Thomas Street, Lagos Island by the gunmen.

It was gathered that the deceased, an artisan, was a member of the Okepopo boys that had been in crisis with Onola boys, their rival group. Both groups had been engaged in several clashing which had claimed scores.

A resident (name withheld), noted that the gang, who came in chartered Keke-Marwa through Adeniji-Adele road, spotted the deceased among scores of youths and shot him.

It was gathered that of the five-gang members, two were identified as Shamsondeen Akindele and ‘Omo Yalumo, while others were suspected members of a cult group.

A resident, Oladele, disclosed that the corpse was later removed yesterday at about 7am by members of deceased group, who were armed with guns, chased away the four policemen assigned to guard the remains of the dead youth.

Another resident disclosed that the body was buried at Okesuna burial ground, Lagos Island. Though, the presence of Policemen doused the tension, preventing Okepopo group from launching a reprisal attack in the community.

There was another commotion within the community when the policemen arrested some residents. But efforts to reach the Lagos state Police Public Relation Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, for comment proved abortive.

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